Impact of fill factor on input current ripple of photovoltaic system

Ahmad H. El Khateb, Nasrudin Abd Rahim, Barry W. Williams

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Abstract

This paper discusses the impact of fill factor on the input current ripple of the photovoltaic module and the loss effect on power extracted. Photovoltaic module's P-V curve produces exponential curve. The curvature of this curve indicates the fill factor of the particular cell; hence, by increasing the fill factor, the available extracted power increases. Yet, this paper states that losses due to photovoltaic current increases by increasing the fill factor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2015
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
PublisherIEEE
Pages120-123
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479999828
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2016
Event4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2015 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 22 Nov 201525 Nov 2015

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2015
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period22/11/1525/11/15

Keywords

  • fill factor
  • input current ripple
  • photovoltaic cell
  • maximum power point trackers,
  • short-circuit currents

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